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HUGH GRANT AND GUY RITCHIE'S LINK TO SINGAPORE: Sixty-five years ago, the fathers of actor Hugh Grant (left photo: standing, centre) and director Guy Ritchie (left photo: right) posed for a photograph in Singapore, with two other men.   

 The celebrities' dads - Captain James Grant and Captain John Ritchie - were stationed in Singapore then as part of infantry regiment Seaforth Highlanders.

To mark Remembrance Sunday, Guy Ritchie released that old photo and another replicating the original one, with the director and Hugh Grant taking the same positions as their fathers.

The original photograph has Captain John Ritchie (right photo: right) and Captain James Grant (right photo: standing, centre).

The regiment, part of the British Army, existed from 1881 to 1961 and fought in two world wars.     Hugh Grant is in the cast of Guy Ritchie's next film, The Gentleman, along with Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell. It is due for release next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe